E-government implementation and practice in developing countries

Abstract: [Partial preview] This book reports on the current developments with e-government. It discusses m-government, e-governance, e-participation, e-inclusion, and the use of mobile phones and social networking . Many developing countries experience problems with the adoption of e-government systems. Author(s): Mahmood, Zaigham Source(s): , Advances in electronic government, digital divide, and regional development series 420…

Transnational research : decentralization in west and central Africa : learning from local and intersector lessons : education, water, health : summary report of case studies

Abstract: A study was conducted in West and Central Africa to study the impact of decentralization on the transfer of powers and resources and on the management of basic services, in particular water, education and health. The grassroots management committees are deemed functional on the whole. PDF file link Author(s): Malam Moussa, Laouli; Ilboudo, Ernest…

Operationalising inter-governmental relations for service delivery : what role can community development workers play?

Abstract: In South Africa, community development workers are deployed at the local government level. They play an important role in operationalizing inter-governmental relations, more particularly in delivering services to poor and marginalized citizens. Author(s): Tshishonga, Ndwakhulu; Mafema, Eve D. Source(s): , [JPAD]; Vol. 47, no. 1.1 p. 251-264 [JPAD] Vol. 47, no. 1.1 Published: 2012…

Decentralization

Abstract: Lacking a good definition, this article clarifies the linguistic, institutional, and historical contexts in which the term decentralization is used. The complexity of designing decentralized institutions is highlighted. The outcome often consists of a mix of decentralization and deconcentration. Author(s): Divay, Gérard Source(s): , 4 p. Published: 2012 École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP), [Québec…

Providing public goods : local responses to policy incoherence and state failure in Niger

Abstract: In Niger, as in most African countries, the implementation of public policies poses enormous challenges. Local initiatives to plug the gaps are usually informal. Engaging with local informal initiatives and helping them to become institutionalized would be a better strategy than ignoring them. Author(s): Olivier De Sardan, Jean-Pierre Source(s): , Policy brief / Africa…